Cygnet Woodside

279 Beacon Road, Wibsey, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD6 3DQ

Cygnet Woodside provides an acute admissions / intensive support service for men with learning disabilities, who may have behaviours that challenge and associated complex needs.

We provide a safe therapeutic hospital service for nine men who have suffered a recent on-going acute episode in the community. It also complements acute and secure hospital settings by offering assessment, treatment and rehabilitation as part of a robust care pathway which includes residential and supported living services.

Located in the suburbs of Wibsey in Bradford, the hospital is within close proximity to local services and amenities, including major transport links.

On-going assessment and high staffing levels, based on a minimum ratio of one staff member to two service users, means that we are able to meet the changing needs of service users as they progress through their care pathway, while ensuring their safety is maintained and their independence supported.

Regular review meetings involving the service user, their family and professionals are held to review outcomes, set new goals and re-assess support levels as people progress.

The management and staff team have comprehensive training, including all mandatory training and bespoke training specific to the needs of the residents, this includes CIS, Safeguarding, food safety, first aid, MAPA, mental health, mental capacity and record keeping.

Our Approach

We place individuals at the heart of everything in a partnership arrangement wherever possible.

We ensure day-to-day practice is embedded in an overarching framework of support whereby the whole team around the person consciously takes into account the interaction, communication and flexibility of each individual we support.

We provide a comprehensive individually tailored care / support plan that is proactively delivered by the whole staff team in an integrated, systematic and consistent manner.

Our Community Care Services are committed to actively enable each and every one of the people in our care to achieve their personal best; however it is defined by them and with them.

Each individual in our care begins an inclusive and personalised pathway of support from the point of access designed to support them to develop the necessary skills to experience or maintain their optimal level of independence.

We aim to enable individuals to become full citizens in their community, regardless of their learning disability, complex needs and behaviours labelled as challenging.

The people we support

  • Adults from the age of 18
  • Individuals with a primary diagnosis of learning disability accompanied with challenging behaviour including mental illness, co-morbid substance misuse or a forensic background
  • People detained under the Mental Health Act (1983) or an informal basis under the Mental Capacity Act

Community Links

  • Bradford College with further learning for adults with learning disabilities
  • Local shops and supermarkets
  • Barbers, restaurants and local parks
  • A bus stop nearby with transport to Bradford, Leeds and Halifax city centres
  • Shopping complex and leisure centres

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